Reading Time: 3 minutes I did yes! But what I do during my time off is usually not what others would consider nice or fun, like spending most of my day re-doing my professional journey as a tube map. Mondays I have not been in a office for a long time now, but still… Read More »Did you have a nice weekend?
Reading Time: 8 minutes In this post, I share about my experience as a speaker and reflections about online versus in person conferences. In part 2, I share separately highlights from the sessions I attended. In person versus online conference Before lockdown, I attended a few conferences including UX Scotland in 2019, but since… Read More »UX Scotland 2023 – part 1: Experience of it
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve just finished catching up with many talks from the SDinGOV Conference. So here are some thoughts on what made a speaker better than another for me. Note: This is only my point of view. I attend a lot of events (all of them online since 2020), I don’t have… Read More »Advice for speakers
Reading Time: 6 minutes I’m one of the organisers of UX Glasgow and during our latest event we talked about accessibility. It wasn’t recorded on the night but I made a video of the part I talked through after the event. I had added manually subtitles in Youtube before for short videos but this… Read More »Adding subtitles and a transcript to your video
There is a lot of recruitment going on at the moment for the Public Sector: Service Designers, User Researchers, Content Designers and Interaction Designers.
This is good! But they are struggling to get people because they want candidates with previous experience in the government. Or what recruiters and hiring managers often call “GDS experience” when in fact what they mean is more like “experience of the Service Toolkit“.Read More »How to start working for the government and the public sector
Well, if you are asking, it probably isn’t. Accessibility is usually not that hard to achieve but you have to have this in mind while creating your website, not as an after thought.
This post is for people who are new to digital accessibility and want to learn how to improve it.Read More »Is my website accessible?
Communities are vital in times of crisis. This is where people found their own solutions to help each others at the start of the COVID19 pandemic, way before public services could do anything for the citizens.
We need to engage with them but we need to do it the right way.Read More »How to engage with a community?
This article is aimed at people who would like to try using the Prototype kit but are unsure how to do that. You might need a bit of help if you have never used a command window or if you are new to HTML or CSS. You can bookmark this link to W3Schools in that case for HTML and CSS or this link for basic commands.Read More »How to customise the GOV.UK Prototype kit
I chose to create this blog instead of using Medium (and explained it in a previous post) to be more in control, and to provide a better experience for the readers.Read More »Making this blog using WordPress – Behind the scenes